Caramelized Onion & Cougar Gold Beer Bread

Golden Oniony Bready goodness.

There are three reasons I made this bread:
1) I was craving bread
2) Yeast terrifies me (and funny enough, apparently I’m not alone in this fear)
3) Cougar Gold is pretty much the best thing in the whole wide world

Now go to Pullman, WA and get yourself some. Go to Ferdinand’s and pay $20 and buy a tin. It’s freezable, so you can use it through the winter.

Or for the rest of the week, which is probably how long it will last at my house. 🙂

Caramelized Onion & Cougar Gold Beer Bread

Adapted from: Caramelized Onion Beer Bread
16 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice (1/16th)
Calories: 128
Fat: 3.5 g
Carbs: 18.1 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Protein: 4.4 g

1.5 C all-purpose flour
1.5 C whole wheat flour
1/2 white onion
1 tbs olive oil
4oz Cougar Gold Cheese (can substitute a strong hard cheddar, like TJ’s Unexpected Cheddar)
1 bottle (12 oz) lager (I used Henry Weinhard’s Blonde because it was cheapest)
1 tbs baking powder
1 tbs minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
Red Pepper Flakes (opt)

Caramelizing the onions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9×5 loaf pan.

In a saute pan over medium heat, saute the onions until soft.  Add the minced garlic for the last few minutes.

In a bowl, mix the onions and garlic with the cheese.  I used my Kitchenaid to really soften up the cheese, but if you’re hand mixing, crumble it up into small bite size pieces.  Add the flour, beer, baking powder, and salt.  Mix well.  (Add the red pepper flakes here if you want!)

Frothy batter!

Pour the batter into the loaf pan, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a fork can be inserted and removed cleanly.

1.5 pounds of gold goodness.

Look at the cheeeeeese!

Serve warm with butter.  Amazing.

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